Being so far removed from the city I root for in professional sports can actually make it more stressful. Rather than going through the ups and downs (downs mostly) with friends and family, I go through them alone, and completely misunderstood.
Yeah, cry me a river right?
Well, all I'm saying is when I start to have daily heart attacks, my coworkers are not the people to turn to. I guess I became quite spoiled over the past few years being surrounded by huge hockey fans who shared my passion and lived and died with me.
I think I have made my prediction for the next month or so quite clear. It will be stressful making the playoffs. I don't think we've seen the worst. If the Wings don't go on a seven or eight game winning streak, things will definitely come down to the wire.
This year, instead of the playoffs arriving in April in the "D," they are already there. This is actually kind of cool. Yeah, it is going to be stressful. But, I am going to try to sit back and enjoy the ride.